Nokia Concept Phone Stands Upright For Notifications

Nokia Concept Phone Stands Upright For Notifications
Design

The Kinect phone provides strong visual clues that alert owners to incoming calls and messages.

Yofred Moik
  • 20 july 2010

Recent product design graduate Jeremy Innes-Hopkins has conceptualized a phone, the Nokia Kinetic, that stands upright on a desk when a call or text message is received, physically visualizing the arrival of notifications. An embedded electromagnet located at the phone’s base shifts the weight to self-dock in an accommodating posture for users to quickly check the screen of the smartphone. The user can then simply tap the phone down to return it to a standby state.  Designed for the business user, this concept phone explores new ground for mobile devices to physically animate to complement audible and visual feedback.  The designer envisions the stand-up feature to be ideal for video-calls.

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